I enjoyed the movie a lot–and seeing some friends in it. I live and breathe education!  Alas, it’s a controversial movie–making it all the more interesting.  

 Yes, we need to ‘fix’ our schools, especially in the cities. Yes, we need to focus on the fact that our top students are not on a par with the world’s top students. But why no word about special education–the program that serves about 14% of all students nationwide and costs millions (often twice the amount we pay for regular education services). Why is special education off the table? We absolutely need to fix that, as well–in the context of school reform. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/diane-ravitch/has-ravitch-hurt-supermans-osc.html

About Miriam

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA—an expert in public education, focused on special education law— is a lawyer, author, speaker, consultant, and reformer. For more than 35 years, Miriam worked with educators, parents, policy makers, and citizens to translate complex legalese into plain English and focus on good practices for children. Now, she focuses her passion on reforming special education, with her new book, Special Education 2.0—Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law. Presentations include those at the AASA Conference, Orange County (CA), Boston College (MA), CADRE (OR), and the Fordham Institute (DC). Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Education Week, Education Next, Hoover Digest, The University of Chicago Law Review on line, DianeRavitch.net, and The Atlantic Monthly on line.

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